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FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
emphasis on the view that the debt ceiling deal fall short in what our view would be necessary to stabilize the government median term debt dynamics. translation, the debt ceiling deal didn't do enough about the debt itself. so keep this in mind when you hear it said,be with great certainty it's the republicans trying to force spending cuts over endangering the nation credit rating. as will rogers quoted once, "it isn'tbe what we don't know that gives us trouble. it's what we know that ain't so." bret? >> bret: the president has effectively turned the messaging around. by saying it's about paying the bills that congress has already passed. the laws that it's already passed. republicans are saying it's about borrowing authority. essentially running up the country's credit card. >> exactly. what the republicans are saying is look, we maxed out the credit card. it's time before we extend any new credit or allow any new credit to do something aboutbe the spending that got us here. that would seem on the surface to be a reasonable argument. but so far, the republicans have not been abl
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am EST
, specifically on the debt ceiling, for example. we just heard the house republicans are going to try to negotiate a short-term debt ceiling deal so they can try to go for a grand bargain. second-term presidencies have just been spent and filled with misspent political capital that has just eoverreach in terms of presidents looking for a legacy and overspending their political capital. that's the risk president obama -- >> interesting in this cnn poll that just come out, how is president obama handling his job as president, approve 53%, disapprove 42%. but when they are asked how is the country headed, right direction 35%, wrong direction, 57%. they approve of the president but think he's going completely in the wrong direction. he's a lucky boy, many would argue, that he's gotten a second term, given the state of the economy, given the fact that most americans think the country is going in the wrong direction. he's been given that lucky second chance. and he campaigned well. you have to give him that. what are his challenges in the second term? >> the first thing every president has to be careful of in a second term, as margaret
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
that last press conference when he talked about his upcoming debt ceiling despite? he seemed a little angrier you guys. >> yes, he did. he seemed annoyed at the fact that he had to deal with a coequal branch of government. a group of pesky individuals elected by the people. >> yes, that's right. we have the audacity to insist that we follow the law and that we continue to make the law and yes, we have our work cut out for us. >> i was noticing that since 1990, we have raised the debt ceiling 18 times. back in 1990 come the first time we raised it, the debt ceiling was $3.12 trillion. the debt ceiling is raised, the spending gets raised. and it never comes back down. >> that's right, it goes up and it never comes back down. in the past, sometimes we have insisted on cuts along the way. now we're finding ourselves in a position where we have $16.5 trillion of debt and cuts are not going to cut it anymore. it has to be more than cuts. it needs to be permanent structural spending reform. that's what we need. >> what john boehner headset is dollar for dollar. spending cuts with debt ceiling heights. what should they cut? give me a list. you might we talk about it from the stan
FOX Business
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
ceiling deal. we examine the good combat command ugly with americans for tax reform president grover norquist later. one ohio teachesaid she has a crippling fear of being children, but is still being forced to work with them. she says it is discrimination. we have to ask our legal team about this outrageous case. for on the case next on "the willis report." ♪ [ male announcer ] now ny humana medicare plans come with a little extra help in the kitchen. in a first of its kind partnership with walmart, humana medicare plans now include 5% savings on great for you healthier foods at walmart! it's part of the vitality healthyfood program... and one more way humana medicare can help you choose what's good for your health and your wallet. so you can spend a little less money... and spend a little more time sharing what you know with the people who matter most. humana. ♪ ♪ gerri: almost exactly one year ago today in this program, in this segment we told you about the president hosting a white house event and a chilling viewers he's serious about tackling unemployment. that was his job
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
republicans finally unveil their new debt ceiling deal. we examine the good combat command ugly with americans for tax reform president grover norquist later. one ohio teacher said she has a crippling fear of being children, but is still being forced to work with them. she says it is discrimination. we have to ask our legal team about this outrageous case. for on the case next on "the willis report." ♪ this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an al. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only naonal lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] y
FOX Business
Jan 19, 2013 2:00am EST
republicans finally unveil their new debt ceiling deal. we examine the good combat command ugly with americans for tax reform president grover norquist later. one ohio teacher said she has a crippling fear of being children, but is still being forced to work with them. she says it is discrimination. we have to ask our legal team about this outrageous case. for on the case next on "the willis report." ♪ ♪ gerri: almost exactly one year ago today in this prgram, in this segment we told you about the president hosting a white house event and a chilling viewers he's serious about tackling unemployment. that was his job council. a combination of academics, union reps command ceos. back in unemployment was eight and a half%. today it has fallen. it has fallen, but not far enough. and i would like to tell you that the jobs council is on the case tried to drive us to zero on employment, but the truth is it is not met in the year. the 26-member panel officially known as the president's council on jobs and competitiveness last convened on january 17th 2012. their mission expires at the end
FOX Business
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am EST
their new debt ceiling deal. we examine the good combat command ugly with americans for tax reform president grover norquist later. one ohio teacher said she has a crippling fear of being children, but is still being forced to work with them. she says it is discrimination. we have to ask our legal team about this outrageous case. for on the case next on "the willis report." ♪ at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ ale announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go naonal go like a pro. at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe yo
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm EST
. what happens if we have another deal, a debt ceiling deal or something that is of the same milk? >> i'm sensing both -- i can see both sides of the argument with this. i understand wanting to storm the castle, but get the foot in the door first, but at the same time, people like boehner realize they are dancing on the edge of the cliff here so to speak, in trouble of losing the entire base, ultimately the goal of the admintration. they want to divorce the grassroots base from the plan party, looking two years ahead at midterm and looking at tactical issu and not the overall strategy, but a lot of this, nemo, goes back to the state level as well. who are voters going to elect to represent them in two years? how are voters holding elected officials' feet to the fire in their own state? we have to see more of that. ultimately, that's the pathway to get real change in the house, and that's really the way we're going to be able to enforce the values. neil: overcome the mainstream media, cast full of nuts and crazy and the ocupy wall street guys are the normal guys. the world's upside
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm EST
another month, but the house is going to vote just next week on raising the debt ceiling, at least temporarily. is there a real chance we won't need to wait till the last minute for a deal? we will have the latest. david: interesting novel concept. plus, reaction from a member of congress who is looking to say good-bye to the debt ceiling all together. that representative is going to be here for a debate coming up. liz: while the battle wages in washington, you could be profiting. i mean, listen, come on, don't wait. find out how you can trade the debt ceiling. there is a way. keep it right here on fox business. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen anjeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they' gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ male announcer ]
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
-800-345-2550 >>> the debt ceiling is the next self-inflicted crisis that congress needs to deal with the debt limit is not like a credit card. it is simply not. it makes me crazy. when republicans and democrats alike, including the president, continue to use this misleading analogy. it's also not the same as your household budget with a few zeros taken out. for those who don't remember the last time congress pushed us past the debt ceiling, here's how it works. congress and the president spend money by creating bills and signing them into law. that is when the money is committed. last year, the u.s. government spent $3.8 trillion. two-thirds of that, the green came from revenue. the rest of it, the red, came from borrowing, the deficit. the sum total of all of these annual deficits, plus the interest is national debt. today the national debt extends at $16.4 trillion. the treasury is empowered to borrow money to make up for that shortfall. but only up to a certain amount. that's the debt ceiling. keep it in mind, the treasury does not make decisions about how the money is spent. they
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
ceiling. here is the president. >> the debt ceiling is not a deal of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. gerri: what do you say to that? speaker he is gearing up for a partisan brawl. his press conference today was a little hypocritical because when he was a senator in 2006 and george bush wanted to raise the debt ceiling he said no and called george bush a failed president. gerri: one of the reporters got up and said only a few years ago you were saying that this kind of fight makes no sense, would have to have fiscal discipline. what do you say to this? speak of the president has been the beneficiary of large increases in mandatory spending because two-thirds of the spending is mandatory so he doesn't have to pass bills increase spending. the public is not aware of it, spending now 24% of gdp historically 20% of gdp. gerri: and deficits as far as the eye can see. clearly this is a situation that cannot continue forever. they have said let's t
FOX Business
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
squash internal fighting and hammer out a strategy to deal with the looming debt ceiling. melissa: chaos in algeria, the fate of dozens of hostages is unknown. some reportedly have escaped. fox news middle east analyst and lou dobbs will weigh in. first, time for stocks, let's check with the floor the new york stock exchange, nicole petallides is standing by. the dow just awful session highs, but not having a bad day. nicole: not bad at all. up about 90 points off of the highs of the day. was yesterday a fluke? we had five days of gains, gave back a little bit yesterday and back in the green again. look at the nasdaq up more than half a percent. the s&p 500, gains across the board. economic news for labour numbers and those were good, housing starts have been on the move as well, that was well above expectations. let's take a look at some of the homebuilders in particular, which have had a great run recently. tilden permits at multiyear highs. ben willis yesterday talking about optimism. there is a look at lennar. to give an idea of how well the homebuilders have run up, to put to
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
-month debt ceiling deals. if we are going talk entitlements, is there room to push on the entitlements and suggest a larger social safety net, things like providing opportunities for poor children beginning to close the wealth gap is a priority. >> raise the health care law. i think it's very important to remember that law isn't fully operational, yet. there is -- yes, exactly. there's an enormous amount of work to do. there's a lot of resistance in the states. that's going to be a struggle. >> one piece of that is in 1997 we did a balanced budget deal. one thing that happened when that period of republicans and democrats came together was step back and as part of consolidating the budget, they shift resources. that was the deal. it was a deficit reduction deal. one thing it created was a children's health program. it's functioning today. it isn't the case of periods of deficit consolidation. it's not just cutting and grinding these things out. how to run a smarter government and run things into resources we need. they have to be willing to do it. >> i appreciate the notio
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
be part of any debt ceiling deal. that is a sentiment echoed by the president on numerous occasions since he was reelected. republicans of course in the house are set to go on their retreat this week. their key objective is to find unity. that is the ultimate object tiff for the retreat. without unity and republicans are divided in house they stand no chance of blocking any tax increases that democrats are so intent on. jenna: we'll watch in the weeks to come, doug, thank you. >> reporter: okay. jon: new troubles for boeing's airliners. troubles grounding all the 787s in japan's after one of the jets was forced to make a emergency landing today. dan springer is in seattle with the details on what happened. none of these planes have crashed, no serious injuries but still a big problem for boeing, huh? >> reporter: that's right. for more perspective, jon, worldwide there are six 787s flying. four of them left to the u.s. or coming to the u.s.. this is not a worldwide panic. this latest incident happened in western japan during a flight on all nippon airways. a warning light came on. a
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
an 11th hour debt ceiling deal that sets the table for another mini crisis down the road. the federal government hit the debt limit as you know on december 31st. the treasury is using so-called extraordinary measures to pay its bills through mid-february or early march. now, fitch predicts washington will extend the debt ceiling despite the current war of words between president obama and republicans in congress. what happens if we get downgraded? it happened before. remember 2011, when standard & poor's did it. that hit markets and the wider economy hard, but it didn't cause interest rates to increase. this time could be different, however, because the rest of the world is getting its act together. even successful businesses like ford are worried. here's what ceo alan mulally told me today. >> i think the most important thing to your point is that we come together around a solution that allows us to live within our means, to reduce our budget deficits, and also to deal with our trade deficits, and create an environment where the businesses can grow in the united states. the m
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
machines that produce a generic body image. >>> house republicans are offering a debt ceiling deal rather than risk a new financial crisis. they will allow new government borrowing for three months, but they insist the senate must pass a budget within those three months. and to add more pressure to get a deal, they promise to withhold paychecks for whichever chamber, house or senate, doesn't pass a budget. >>> officials have issued a high surf advisory for the northern california coast this weekend. the good news -- that's just about perfect for 24 of the world's top surfers who are waxing down their boards for a big wave competition in half moon bay that starts on sunday. the bad news -- the other seven billion people in the world can't swim there. >>> that is the news. guys? back to you guys. >> thank you. >> you're from that area, aren't you -- >> yeah, yeah, no. i wouldn't ever surf. >> you're in the seven billion part. >> we'll be on the beach. >> yeah. >> i used to sit on half moon bay and watch it. exactly. >>> dylan dreyer has another check of the forecast. >> good morning, guys.
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 2:30am PST
republicans are making a mistake by trying to link the debt ceiling to a deal on spending cuts. >> in the end, it's a threat they can't sustain. no one is going to default. no one is going to allow united states to not pay its bills. no one is going to accept the economic costs. it rallies the entire business community to the president's side. i don't think we should pick fights where we're in a position that we can't, in fact, in the end enforce our will. because we have no evidence of president obama's going to compromise. i think the president is deliberately seeking confrontation. he's going out of his way to bully the house republicans. >> and allen simpson, the co-founder of the campaign to fix the debt, also warning against bargaining over the debt ceiling. >> do you believe the gop should be using the debt ceiling as a leverage point to get the president to agree to the cuts? >> i think that would be a grave mistake. i don't think that would solve anything. i know they're going to try it. how far we'll go, i have no idea. if you're a real conservative, really honest conservative witho
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
squabbles over the debt ceiling, buthey will not deal with the pblem in an essential way. >> i am reading robert carroll's latest book on lbj. it looked like jack kennedy was having the same problem with the congress. evererything was being sidetracked. >> that is true. i would say this as far as what senator obama said in 2006, consistency is the hobgoblin of small mes. but there was a different attitude. we have raised the debt ceiling 70-plus times. the congress has voted to do it. there was always a sense of we are not going to vote e to rai the other guys debt ceiling but there was always the understa that we would provide the votes in the final ananalysis. the president's party y did that. right now, what you have is a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest standing in the history of "the wall streeeet journal" nbc poll. the only thing that is worse is john boehner, 18% favorable. this is not a formidable parker. >> "politico" spoke to some unnamed republican leaders and they said that party leadaders have appeared to shut down the government to make a
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
ceiling. >> dealing with the white house is like dealing with a bowl of jell-o. >> can they say yes to anything? >> historic night in may brought the news that americans had been waiting nearly a decade to hear. >> tonight i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> within a year he was back on the campaign trail. but on the anniversary of 9/11, a deadly terror attack in benghazi. >> make no mistake, justice will be done. >> after a long, tough campaign, americans died to give the president four more years. >> thank you, america! >> the thrill of victory cut short by searing tragedy, the day obama called the worst of his presidency. >> our hearts are broken today. these tragedies must end. >> now at the dawn of his second term, president obama has vowed to tackle the tough issues. >> there are no easy outs. >> despite the challenges that lie ahead. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to com come. >> a long four years, in many ways. what will the next fo
Current
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
the debt ceiling in 2006 so what's the deal? look this is -- 2010 -- 2011, after the 2010 election, the whole tea party wave was the first time that you saw republicans hold it hostage. and say unless you do what we want we're not raising the debt ceiling. democrats have never done that. they may have had a problem with the way the mechanics work but they never pushed an entire movement together and said we're not doing anything until you give us what you want. that's not governance. i don't think that's what any constituent wants at the end of the day. >> bill: i forget now i used to have that number at the top of my head. how many times under george w. bush -- >> 19 times. they voted 19 times. some $4 trillion they raised the debt ceiling 19 times under bush. without a peep, without a squeal. regular, standard votes. >> bill: no demands. >> no demands at all. >> bill: no unless you do this, we're going to shut it down. just 19 times. and now it is pure politics with barack obama. and i thought the president did a very good job yesterday of calling them out. we played this clip ea
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
the debt ceiling, however you did vote for the fiscal cliff deal. do you still stand firm on the debt ceiling position? >> we, no, sir, i didn't vote for the fiscal cliff deal. i wasn't sworn in yet. but it's like we've said -- >> you said you wouldn't vote for it, if it were you. >> right. i agree. i did not say that, but i didn't vote that way. we've raised the debt ceiling seven times, and it hasn't resolved the problem. the only thing it's done is made us go more in dead. president obama yet on his news conference said raising the debt ceiling will not raise our debt ceiling. all we've raised the debt, we have to may more interest. that in it/will increase the spending. we have a spending problem in this country. that's what we need to address. >> what is your biggest bone of content with john boehner? you've been very public about the fact that you don't think his leadership is something you wanted over this new congress, you didn't vote for him to be the speaker. what is your main problem with him? >> i have no personal problems. i keep hearing that. he himself said i carry
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
government borrow more money effectively raising the debt ceiling. the deal not all worked out just yet. but apparently it this will not require the spending cuts that house republicans had wanted. just released fox news poll finds that 69% favor raising the debt limit only if there are major spending cuts involved. and 23% say it's reckless not to raise it regardless. the poll also shows more than 8 in 10 think government spending is out of control. only 11% believes it's being managed carefully. mike immanuel tracking developments on the hill tonight. what's behind this house republican plan. >> bill, a lot of g.o.p. frustration has been based on the fact the senate has not passed a budget. so republicans are trying to force it house speaker john boehner told house members, quote: before there is any long-term debt alowe time for a budget to get done. >> he our hope is to pass something very early so the senate can take action as well. i wouldn't put any jeopardizing of the economy there. shows that it is a very rational, put us on a better path and i would think all the american
Current
Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
definition of negotiation is. they will deal with the debt ceiling, and that's when you will have very active negotiations over the budget. what the house has effectively done is put this on a similar path, a similar timetable as these other negotiations and the president may be able to say look, the debt ceiling is going to have to be raised regardless but house members can say well that's fine, but this is what we're demanding in terms of cuts. so maybe they are not linked except for the calendar, but at least in the minds of the republicans they certainly are linked. >> michael: yeah, i couldn't agree with that more. and that's a really great take on it. one of the other things that came out of this was that eric cantor said there was one part of the debt limit increase is is this . . . that's great messages and we'll get to that in a second but the 2 #th amendment says you can't alter pay until the new congress comes in. so it might not be legal. >> yeah it's pretty amazing because the republicans in the house can say whatever they want. the fact of the matter is they lost this arg
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 2:00pm EST
some feel it's a band aide deal. when you talk about raising the debt ceiling. getting a proper deal done there, is there any such thing as a band-aid o is it basically a do or die? >> it was much more complicated because it has hat add lod more debting. you have to remember this is about paying for the bills we've already obligated ourselves to play. >> it's a lost opportunity to fix other things, wouldn't you say? >> well, i don't view it as an opportunity. i view it as an opportunity to avoid catastrophe. the point i make in the article is if we must have this biggar maggetten like battle, let's hold it up over the budget when the continuing resolution expires and have it then when the consequences while not grak are not nearly as dire. >> you know, professor, you point out what i think is the biggest problem in your piece and know note thatted if real receipts only cover 74% of the outlay. in other words we're not paying enough to pay our bills but the 26th fan you mgs mentioned. that ice a problem. >> it's very, very unstatus inl. when i did this calculation over the last debt ceilin
KOFY
Jan 14, 2013 11:30am PST
to allow more borrowing authority up against the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> house republicans want spending cuts as part of a deal to lift the debt ceiling. without an agreement the country has until around march 1 before it may not be able to meet financial obligations. >> today is the one month anniversary of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. in washington, bay area members are among the group of democrats meeting with vice president biden about gun control. the vice president could turn over his proposals to president obama as early as tomorrow. >> a month ago today, the shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary school shocked the nation. and re-ignited a fierce battle over america's relationship with guns. tomorrow, vice president biden will recommend a robust gun control game plan to president obama including stronger background checks for all gun purchases, a ban on high capacity magazine clips, and a renewed ban on assault weapons. >> my starting point is not to worry about the politics but to focus on what makes sense. what works. >> it is going to be a nasty fight. >> we don't think any o
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 2:00am PST
those questions at the confirmation hearings. also congress has got to deal with the debt ceiling. we're hitting it yet again. sometime in mid-february, authorities believe. and this time it looks like republicans will be pushing for cuts and social will be on the table. finally, you mentioned vice president biden meeting today with cabinet members to finalize recommendations on guns including pushing for an assault weapons ban, but also what he said is a comprehensive approach to gun control. the nra and others don't believe in assault weapons ban can pass in congress. we'll get his recommendations tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> colin powell is speaking out on nbc's "meet the press" he endorsed chuck hagel to be the new defense secretary. he said hagel would do a great job at the pentagon. powell also fired harsh words at his own republican party. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vain of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the pre
WETA
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
away from it, congress. they are going to get in these fractious squabbles over the debt ceiling but they are not going to deal with the essential problem in a meaningful way. >> i am reading robert carroll's book on lbj. jack kennedy, it looked like he was having the same problem with the congress. early on, lbj was having the same problem, that everything was being sidetracked. >> that is true. i would say this as far as what senator obama said in 2006, quoting mr. johnson. consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. there was a different attitude, and we have raise the debt ceiling 70-plus times, the congress has voted to do it, and there has always been that sense of we are not going to vote to raise the other guys debt ceiling, but there was always the understanding that we would provide the votes in the final analysis. the president's party did that. right now you have a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest standing in the history of the wall street journal nbc pulled to 23% favorable, 47% unfavorable. the only thing that is worse is john boehner. 18% favorable. this is not a formida
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
stuff, the huge we're going to face it again, you know, debt ceiling stuff, what is the republican strategy in dealing with the democrats? david. >> you know, mike, i was on capitol hill this week talking to top republicans, and i'm getting a sense and you're seeing it written about as well, that they would maybe like to step away from the brink about the debt ceiling. they do want to force the issue about how can they get this president to agree to additional spending cuts? the debt ceiling is a dangerous game. i think they recognize that politically. they'll push -- the question is how -- how do they push on the debt ceiling? do they say, look, we'll give you a short-term extension of the debt ceiling for a certain amount of spending cuts, or we'll give you a long-term extension like you want for even more spending cuts. can they force entitlement reform around medicare, for instance, even some of the -- in their view -- more limited things that the president wants to do around means testing and age and indexing to try to attach that to a debt-limit deal. do they move beyond the debt limit, try to get to
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm PST
. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress may have squabbled over the debt ceiling, but they are not going to deal with the essential problem in a meaningful way. >> i am reading a book on lbj. jack kennedy was having the same problem with congress. everything was being sidetracked, they were not going anywhere. >> that is true. i would say this, as far as what senator obama said in 2006, consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. if there was a different attitude. we have raised the debt ceiling 70-plus times. there has always been that sense of we're not going to vote to raise the other guy's debt ceiling, but there was always the understanding that we would provide the votes in the final analysis. the president's party did that. right now, what you have is a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest andi in the history of "the wall street journal" poll. the only thing that is worse is john boehner. 18% favorable. this is not a formidable partner. >> over the weekend, "politico" spoke to many advisers and said house republicans and party leaders appear willing to shut down gover
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm EST
ceiling is a big deal, but i think the run up to the debt ceiling, this is what the beige book is telling us, bill, the run-up is a big deal and the whole question. i'm not saying it's -- it's very important to solve these issues, but i think what the market wants, what investors want and probably what the american public wants is an understanding of the process of how we make a decision. i really think at this time our democracy and how we make decisions is entirely up in the air and unclear to most people. if business understood how we got to go, then i think there would be more clarity out there. you could operate a business. >> you know, steve, i have a question to you. i know it's basically fed policy under ben, under chairman greenspan not to wade into the actual mode to solve these issues, but isn't it a bit disingenuous of the fed to talk about all this uncertainty without making any comments as to hey, you guys, you need to deal with the debt. you need to deal -- >> but, they are. bernanke makes that comment a lot. he has said. >> says it all the time. >> more a solution. like telling them how to go about it. >> that'
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 10:00am PST
dollar for dollar spending cut in the amount you want to raise the debt ceiling, there's no deal. what kind of progress can we hope for here? our political panel debates that coming up in our next hour. now to another big debate playing out in washington over the obama administration's efforts to overhaul the nation's gun laws. we heard some of that this morning. here is the president addressing this issue during a white house news conference, we mentioned, moments ago. >> what you can count on is that the things that i've said in the past, the belief that we have to have stronger background checks, that we could do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them, an assault weapons ban that's meaningful that those are things i continue to believe make sense. >> megyn: new york senator chuck schumer is going a step further than the administration. now calling on wal-mart and other retailers to suspend sales of some types of weapons that are now perfectly legal until washington can come up with a new gun con
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> house republicans want spending cuts as part of a deal to lift the debt ceiling. without an agreement the country has until around march 1 before it may not be able to meet financial obligations. >> today is the one month anniversary of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. in washington, bay area members are among the group of democrats meeting with vice president biden about gun control. the vice president could turn over his proposals to president obama as early as tomorrow. >> a month ago today, the shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary school shocked the nation. and re-ignited a fierce battle over america's relationship with guns. tomorrow, vice president biden will recommend a robust gun control game plan to president obama including stronger background checks for all gun purchases, a ban on high capacity magazine clips, and a renewed ban on assault weapons. >> my starting point is not to worry about the politics but to focus on what makes sense. what works. >> it is going to be a nasty fight. >> we don't think any o
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